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The essential guide to getting the best baby products at the best price, withinformation on cribs and mattresses, child safety seats, strollers, and more.Charts & Index.

"....reviews of more than 250 new baby products are included in this edition...includes a new ratings guide and buying advice."

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Overview

The essential guide to getting the best baby products at the best price, withinformation on cribs and mattresses, child safety seats, strollers, and more.Charts & Index.

"....reviews of more than 250 new baby products are included in this edition...includes a new ratings guide and buying advice."

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First published nearly 20 years ago, this guide, now in its fourth edition, provides consumers with authoritative information on product safety, as well as convenience and durability. Consists of a quick- reference buying guide, a comprehensive product listing by product type, Consumer Reports ratings and recommendations, and a list of product recalls with manufacturers' addresses and phone numbers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890438541
  • Publisher: Consumer Reports Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Welcome to baby world 1
Chapter 1 Buying for your baby 5
Baby-products trends
Shopping options
A shopping strategy
The basics to have before baby arrives
Chapter 2 Furnishing baby's room 15
Full-sized cribs
Crib mattresses
Crib alternatives
Bedding needs
Nursery furniture
Baby monitors
Chapter 3 Traveling with baby 31
Car seats
Plane travel
Chapter 4 Getting around 41
Strollers
Multiseat strollers
Sports strollers
Bicycle trailers
Baby carriers
Chapter 5 Sitting pretty 61
High chairs
Booster seats
Infant activity seats
Baby swings
Play yards
Chapter 6 Diapering and toilet training 75
Disposable diapers
Cloth diapers
Diaper pails
Changing tables
Diaper bags
Potties and toilet-seat adapters
Chapter 7 Bathing and dressing 87
Bathtubs
Baby toiletries
Infant clothes
Toddler clothes
Chapter 8 Feeding time 97
Breastfeeding
Nursing bras
Breast pumps
Baby formula
Baby bottles
Nipples
Baby food
Chapter 9 Playtime gear 111
Toys
Playtime options
Walkers
Stationary entertainers Doorway jumpers
Baby gates
Chapter 10 Recording baby's first year 131
Film cameras
Digital cameras
Camcorders
Reference
Product guide: Prices and details on hundreds of key items of baby gear 149
Brand locator: Phone numbers and web addresses for major baby-product companies 179
Shopping guide: Stores, catalogs, and web sites that sell baby gear 181
Ratings 191
Car seats
Travel systems
Play yards
Soft baby carriers
Parenting & health resources: Helpful organizations, publications, and web sites 203
Checklists: 10 handy to-do lists for new parents 207
Keeping baby safe: Safety basics all around the house, plus a guide to babyproofing 217
Pediatric drugs: Facts about the most commonly prescribed drugs for children 227
Product recalls: Baby items recalled for safety reasons within the last few years 257
Index 290
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